Disaster Bay Chillies

What's Happening

Please read on below for more information about chillies, farming and events.

Chillies


GARDENING

We have planted our old favourites the Jalapeno, Manzanno, Annaheim, Cayenne and Poblano as well as some exciting new varieties including Pepperdew, Aji Limon and Pasilla. Every year we hope for a good crop but we have to wait and see what toll the bower birds, cut worms and slugs take on the young seedlings, somehow we always manage to overcome the odds.

Our organic gardening techniques make such a huge difference, thick mulch means minimum watering and few weeds and our fish and sawdust compost always has the plants looking lush and healthy but you never know what you`ve got until its all over.

March and April are our main harvest months and people are welcome to drop in and watch the chillies being processed.



WHAT`S COOKING

The kitchen is always busy with all of the chillies and tomatoes coming through.

The rich aromas of Chipotle or Kasoundi cooking fill the air on many an early morning and a few of the locals have been dropping in to stock up, they know which product we are cooking because they can smell it as they drive past.

A good harvest means we make a lot of wine which will ferment for the next 3-6 months, it`s always exciting to follow a new vintage from start to finish, not much rain means lots of flavour and plenty of heat.



MARKETS AND FESTIVALS

Markets are the most fantastic way for us to sell our product, not only can people try before they buy but they can also have a chat to whoever is on our stall and find out what makes us a bit different from the rest, come and say gidday and meet the people behind the product.

We have a great little team of family and friends doing markets at the moment, so keep an eye out for us at Mallocoota, Bus Depot Kingston ACT, Tilba Festival, Narooma Oyster Festival, Sawtell Festivals and many local markets including Moruya, Merimbula, Pambula and Newcastle.